Monday, October 24, 2011

Ancient Greek Pottery

With this lesson we discussed how these pots were an important part of the life of ancient Greeks. Not only were they used functionally, but they were beautifully decorated with patterns and stories of mythology, Olympic games, etc.

We looked at examples of the Krater, Amphora, and Klix. Students were to chose one and draw half the shape on a brown paper bag folded in half. When they cut out the shape it would be symmetrical. The handles were a difficult concept with the hole inside. I really had to demonstrate that carefully.

Patterns of shapes and lines were drawn across pot and in the handle. Some students also drew figures moving to tell a story. We also saw and discussed black and red style pottery and how both were achieved.

We used black markers for our decorations and patterns. These were mounted on construction paper.

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